Hahahaha. I knew this would happen eventually. And triggyJ called me paranoid.
Anyway, without further ado: the apology. Not from me, this time, but from TriggyJ. His internet is broken, so he can't submit the comic today. alas. But he'll probably submit it tomorrow or the day after, or maybe even Thursday?
Don't hold your breath, is basically the message.
nah, I'm just kidding. The new page will be with you as soon as he can humanly make it happen. Cross my heart and hope to fly.
A very special and not-particularly spoopy incentive has been added on TWC! Check it out by voting for Ashes here - http://www.topwebcomics.com/vote/14377/default.aspx
Ok, first thing's first. You wouldn't believe how long I wondered about that title. 'A (preemptive) apology' vs 'An (preemptive) apology' is a question that consumed me for approximately seconds. Maybe even... minutes. (You get why I'm confused, right? I'm not just rambing about things. 'a' because preemptive, or 'an' because 'apology'? Who knows? When will this paranthesis end? Again, who knows? Probably about now though)
So it's come to my attention that I've never actually written an Ashes blogpost. As the scriptwriter, author, and a blogger, this seems weird. Strange, even. So I decided to rectify that situation. Why did I choose to do it now when I could have been having dinner? Again, who knows?
To business! I, Charlifarli, am the scriptwriter. This means once a week, without fail, I send TriggyJ an excerpt for him to draw. Sometimes I even manage to send him a couple of pages of script. Those are the good days. Then he draws them, if it's all fine and dandy. If it isn't fine and dandy, he tells me, and I say "oh". And then do some more script, or explain. Mostly I just leave him to it. (even if sometimes his onomatopoeia leaves something to be desired... #bangworksjustaswell)
But sometimes, the days are not good. Sometimes I ... forget. Or, er, 'prioritise other things'. When I say 'other things', I should mean work. I really mean iPlayer/sleep/monopoly
/secret agent business.So if the page is late, it's most likely my fault. And I'm sorry. But I'm pretty sure you'll agree it's worth the wait.
I'm anticipating that the comic might be a little late today. It should still be today, but don't be too worried if it's not up at the usual time! It's on its way.
Just for your information - my current schedule gives me Sunday, Tuesday and most of Wednesday free to do comic work. I spent this Sunday moving in to my new accomodation at University, so this week's page will not be today for certain, possibly tomorrow, but definitely by the end of the week. In future, I'm looking at Wednesday as the default upload day during term time.
Today I will be uploading a Vote Incentive to Ashes' Top Webcomics account. That means that if you vote for us, there will be a little extra Ashes-related drawing for you to savour. I'm going to upload one of these per week, but that doesn't stop you from voting more often if you so wish! You can vote one per day, per network, per comic and every vote is very, very appreciated! This week's incentive is mega-kawaii, so keep an eye peeled for it later.
Phew. Thanks for your continued readership of Ashes! I'll catch you guys around.